Which literary character has his own international day? Harry Potter!
International Harry Potter Day on May 2 brings merriment to Potterheads around the world. If you've read the series, you may remember that this is no arbitrary date. May 2, 1998 was when the epic Battle of Hogwarts was fought.
We adore Harry Potter and celebrate this day in our own way - during our tour to Piedmont! THE TOPIC OF THE AUTUMN TOUR 2022 - THE MAGIC WORLD OF HARRY POTTER!
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Children will participate in a story of a wizard boy and do magic wand making, Quidditch games, butter brewing and broomstick flying lessons!
During the professional animation program "The Magic of Harry Potter in Piedmont" all children will be dressed in a magic robes and hats. This is necessary in order to be able to attend the lessons of the magic school and witchcraft at Hogwarts.
In addition the participants of the family trip will spend an evening playing with the characters of the Harry Potter saga: puzzles, dominoes and many board games await our guests.
Look at these photos! This is how we had fun on our previous tours!
And while we are preparing for you this journey into the world of Harry Potter, we will tell you the latest news related to the book about Harry!
As reported by Fine Books & Collections, Christie's Valuable Books and Manuscripts auction on 13 July will present a complete set of Harry Potter first editions, each signed or inscribed by J.K. Rowling (estimate: £100,000-150,000), offered by Livraria Lello (Porto, Portugal).
The collection includes the very rare hardback first edition, first impression of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with the "wand" error on page 53 and the misspelling of "Philosopher's" on the back cover. No other complete set including the rare first edition, first impression of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has appeared at auction since 2014.
The set of these rare first editions is owned by renowned bookshop Livraria Lello in Porto, often listed as one of the world's most beautiful bookstores thanks to its neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau interior. Since 2015 Livraria Lello has defined a new mission, to inspire the whole world to read, and the auction of this very rare collection of first edition Harry Potter books intends to draw attention to the importance of the book, and above all to the role that this wizard and its author had in encouraging thousands of young people around the world to read. The auction takes place on the 25th anniversary of the release of the first edition of Harry Potter.
While the story of the boy wizard would go on to take the world by storm, only 500 copies of the hardback version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone were printed, 300 of which went to libraries. After the phenomenal success of the first book, the boy wizard's adventures continued, with each successive book covering a year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and with the print runs of the first editions increasing in line with expected demand.
A portion of proceeds from the sale will be donated by Livraria Lello to benefit Lumos, an international charity striving for a future where every child is raised in a safe, loving, family home, by transforming care systems around the world and working to end institutionalisation. Founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005 and named after the light giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos sheds light on the root causes of family separation — poverty, conflict and discrimination — and demonstrates that children can safely be reunited with families. Lumos supports families in Colombia, Haiti, Jordan, Panama, Moldova, Kenya, Ukraine.
AUTUMN VACATION IN PIEDMONT Family trip in Italy
Piedmont is a region in northwestern Italy famous for its vineyards which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home for Barolo, the "king of wines", the Slow Food movement and the annual fair of white truffle - the most precious mushroom, in Alba town. Guests of the Italia Per Famiglie family trips can get to know in person the owners of famous and small family vineyards, to visit the factory of hazelnuts, to go in search of a white truffle.